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Ventura Group news August - December 2015

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Overdue for a new thread for the second half of 2015.

First piece of news for August - the new interchange at Chadstone opens this Wednesday, further discussion and bay maps here - http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewt ... 21&t=80946

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Variety of buses & depots noted on the 67 tram replacement between Glen Huntly Depot & Carnegie during Monday's PM peak while works were carried out on Truganini Rd.

#43 (Volvo B10BLE, Volgren) - Dandenong
#280 (Mercedes Benz O500LE, Volgren) - Seaford
#286 (Mercedes Benz O500LE, Volgren) - Dandenong
#584 (Volvo B12BLE, Volgren) - Moorabbin
#1087 (Iveco Metro 17.215, Volgren) - Ivanhoe
#1138 (Scania L113CRB, Volgren) - Knoxfield

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one of the oldest bus in the fleet was seen doing charter work in the city. Dandenong 111 was seen on lonsdale street about 1pm nice to see it out and about :)
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today at ringwood was scaina bus 1138 going around the station and 1170 in ptv colors
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Ventura Dandenong 1063 (Volvo B7RLE Optimus) has received the front driver protection poles, it's a copy of whats installed on bus 1068 which was trialling the anti violence protection poles.

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Caught T29 on the bus replacement yesterday have to say its in bad condition compared to when it was with
Grenda. They must of been short of buses to bring it out this would proberly be my last time catching it
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josh01 wrote:Caught T29 on the bus replacement yesterday have to say its in bad condition compared to when it was with
Grenda. They must of been short of buses to bring it out this would proberly be my last time catching it
Buses - and drivers - would have been in short supply. It was a normal week day after all... Pretty amazing effort to get as many out there as they did.
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# 137 & #1238 Volgren Scania K310ub
entered service on route 703 Wednesday 16th sep 2015
both are fitted with smartbus tracking
these are the first new buses for the 703 since # 884 in 2005
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Is this also the first new smartbuses to hit the road since the takeover???
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for anyone passing Oakleigh depot you will notice approx. 40-50 buses from other depots , they are there fro the coming weeks rail and tram replacement for the Gardiner crossing
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DENAIR wrote:for anyone passing Oakleigh depot you will notice approx. 40-50 buses from other depots , they are there fro the coming weeks rail and tram replacement for the Kooyong crossing
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Gardiner Pete! :wink:

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Oakleigh depot of who?
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I assumed Ventura, Centre Road only because the few times I've been past it has been almost empty. CDC Eastrans is in Oakleigh too am I right? If so was the ex-Driver stock pushed in there and did they have trouble finding room?
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Volvo_B9R wrote:Oakleigh depot of who?
Ventura
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Volvo B9r
seeing I posted in the ventura group news which co do u think it is, a bit of common sense and it is easily worked out.
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DENAIR wrote:Volvo B9r
seeing I posted in the ventura group news which co do u think it is, a bit of common sense and it is easily worked out.
Errr, no you didn't. Someone from admin has moved it into this section.

How about someone from admin explain it to Denair rather than letting him get on his high horse. :D 8)
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DENAIR wrote:Volvo B9r
seeing I posted in the ventura group news which co do u think it is, a bit of common sense and it is easily worked out.
To clarify the situation, these posts were moved to the Ventura thread by an administrator - the question was asked before this move took place.
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Noticed 1012 (PTV livery) wearing some sticky tape in the corner above the front door this morning.
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Heihachi_73 wrote:Noticed 1012 (PTV livery) wearing some sticky tape in the corner above the front door this morning.
That's not an unusual occurrence in 2015! :lol: I also noticed Ventura #962 is running around with no livery and duct tape covering obvious cracks in the shell.
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Several Ventura buses I rode in on Monday had internal signs giving the bus number. Is this a recent development?

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Paul_Nicholson wrote:Several Ventura buses I rode in on Monday had internal signs giving the bus number. Is this a recent development?

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Seems to be; I noticed it for the first time yesterday.
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Paul_Nicholson wrote:Several Ventura buses I rode in on Monday had internal signs giving the bus number. Is this a recent development?

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Yes Paul, very recent. It's being rolled out through the whole fleet. I finished the ones at Lilydale last Friday before going on holidays.
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Paul_Nicholson wrote:Several Ventura buses I rode in on Monday had internal signs giving the bus number. Is this a recent development?

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I think the hope is that it will make it easier for passengers to identify which bus they were on in the event of them needing to make a lost property enquiry or a service complaint/compliment.
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Or you could, you know, not leave things on the bus.

95% of complaints are bullshit and there are about 10 compliments a year.
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It would appear that Alstom 888M is suggesting that most complaints to bus companies are frivolous or vexatious? If that's the case one could imagine some real "howlers" that create considerable laughter and merriment in the offices of the companies concerned?

But what about the five percent of complaints that he suggests are genuine or justified?

I guess it's part of Australian culture not to compliment the likes of a bus company for a "job well done"?

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